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I was born on Good Friday, April 9th 1971. I wrote my first poem when I was eight years old called "I Used to Be." Writing has been a passion for me since I was child. Starting in 1994 I began my writing career. 

I enjoy the topics of death, varioius religions, nature, animals, cancer, suicide, recovering from addiction and learning new poetry topics and themes.

From 1992 to 1995 I was included in The National Dean's List for my grade point average of 3.9. I desired to become a college professor of poetry. My mother's cancer returned and I became her care giver. Soon after she passed I was stricken with mutiple scerlosis MS. I then was unable to work. A few years later my father committed suicide. I was an only child and this devasted me. I fell into addiction and am in recovery.

My poetry and article publishings include Se La Vie Writer's Journal, Listen, Cat Chat, The Writer's Gazette, Manufacturing Systems and The Polish American Journal.

I began a memorial award set up honor for my late grandmother Anne B. Cooke in Bell's Letters in the 1990s.

I have a cassette tape of my poetry from the series Visions from Watermark Press.

I published two chapbooks Songs from Stars 1999 and Wild Irises from God's Mountainside 1999 from In His Steps Publishing.

I then published religious self chapbook Lighthouse for the Soul with my mother's Claire Gail Cooke artwork in 1999/2000 by In His Steps Publishing.

I have received two poetry medals.

My latest work is available for purchase on It a collaboration with other poets called Along the Way Poems by the Northwest Metaphorical Society 2010.

Also, I enjoy crafting with various hobbies and have sold some of my handmade items.






Favorite Word Contest

Blog Posted:8/21/2019 11:59:00 PM


An error has occurred in my contest...

I chose the winners with emails being sent out, but theres no winner's list...

Please help


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Date: 8/25/2019 4:46:00 PM
Greetings fellow Soupers! I am in contact with TPS and we are working on resolving the winners list.
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Date: 8/24/2019 10:27:00 PM
yipers!... my entry, moonlight, is on the winner's list though i checked my member's area page... still N/A... thanks in advance... chantelle, would you like other soupers to follow up TPS regarding your concern?... maybe admin would notice... huggs
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Date: 8/24/2019 8:02:00 AM
Winners List on Favorite word has not come up. Eager to know. My favorite word is 'NATURE.'. Love.
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/24/2019 11:15:00 AM
Hello Anisha...I have tried this no avail to bring up the winner's list. I have contacted the soup twice with no response. I'm going to stay away from Premiere contests until resolved.
Date: 8/23/2019 8:50:00 PM
Don't be enticed by succulent with two c's. It is far more powerful with just the one.
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Date: 8/23/2019 8:44:00 PM
My favourite word: suculent
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/24/2019 11:16:00 AM
Great word!
Date: 8/23/2019 11:22:00 AM
Greetings Soupers, I have tried all formulas to no avail to produce a winner's list. I have contacted Poetrysoup again...
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Date: 8/23/2019 8:22:00 AM
/ glitches occur, no reason to fret/ /winners know they won, it's no secret / /entries are judged, placements, still wet / /likely, a list will appear before sunset / /your curious appetite to whet. thanks for the contest, Chantelle
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/23/2019 11:22:00 AM
Thank you so very much.
Date: 8/22/2019 7:45:00 PM
I got a notification that i won in hotmail but not from you personally?? I guess I will wait to see! Maybe I am the number nine you cited below!! sure hope so! if not, ce la vie!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/22/2019 7:49:00 PM
just saw N/A at my member area. I wait to see the results!!
Date: 8/22/2019 4:46:00 PM
Chantelle, go back and click into your "Manage Contests You Sponsor" page, click on your "All Poems" link and make sure you check "Yes" on every "I've Read This", "Keep on Round 2", "Move to Winners Round". Once you're done, hit the "Save Changes"(or is it "Refresh Page"?) button, then hit the "Finalized The Contest" button. Your winners list should post. Incidentally, thanks so much for my placement! So honored:-)
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Date: 8/22/2019 10:33:00 AM
I believe these are the placements: 1. Beautiful 2. SERENDIPITY 3. WHIMSY 4. Inconsequential 5. MUM'S THE WORD 6. NATURE 7. DATA 8. My favorite word is, BEAUTY 9. My Favorite Word 10. Language of Moonlight I hope this is correct and helps!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/22/2019 8:11:00 PM
Thank you, Constance:-) That makes me feel better!
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 8/22/2019 6:50:00 PM
Edward, mine says NA too but I have a Trophy on my poem Beautiful, so I am sure your poem is a 4th place winner as Chantelle says -
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 8/22/2019 5:05:00 PM
Oh no:-( I just checked my "Manage Contest Entries" and saw that "Inconsequential" is sadly N/A. Now I'm confused, lol. I hope this list is correct, too:-)
Date: 8/22/2019 10:19:00 AM
Hi Chantelle I have seen this happen on other premiere contests. I got an e mail and am delighted to be on your list and will wait to find out where my 'mum' poem placed. So sorry you have had issues with the finalising of the contest I hope PS can resolve the matter for you:-) hugs jan xx
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/22/2019 10:25:00 AM
You are so very welcome! Congratulations on a heartfelt poem! Hugs xx
Date: 8/22/2019 8:09:00 AM
Chantelle, I have received the email congrats also and I have contacted poetrysoup to ask why your contest is saying no winners chosen when obviously you did select your winners. So frustrating, hope it does not happen to me!ALSO.. I notice that both contest that this happened to were Premiere Contests, so perhaps keep away from doing premiere's until the problem is fixed!
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 8/22/2019 10:25:00 AM
Chantelle, I see a trophy on my poem Beautiful so I am First Place , thank you.
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/22/2019 10:07:00 AM
Hello! Congratulations on your winning email! Yes, I am going to stay away from Premiere until this is resolved.
Date: 8/22/2019 6:41:00 AM
Not me - I totally forgot! Congrats to the winners! (Kai had the same issues the other day). Sorry I missed it, (and Tree Themed), but I'll catch the next. Blessings! :o) <3
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/22/2019 10:08:00 AM
Thank for your response! Blessings:)
Date: 8/22/2019 4:23:00 AM
- There is no placement ... only this: "Congratulations, this is just a quick notice to let you know that your poem is My favorite word, BEAUTY is a PoetrySoup Premiere Contest winner for contest: Favorite Word." - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Chantelle Anne Cooke
Date: 8/22/2019 10:10:00 AM
Hello! Congratulations on your winning poem! I hope this is quickly resolved. Hugs!! xx
Date: 8/22/2019 12:15:00 AM
If emails were sent out...can the Winners please step forward with placement. TIA I have contacted Poetry soup regarding this matter.
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